The issue that is really at the crux of the tensions with the United States is the intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine, and what many perceive as a one-sided U.S. policy in support of Israel.
Typically, talking about a crime by an Arab leader in the Middle East, one will almost always end up talking about other concerned parties. It seems to be a special built-in ability to auto-dodge accountability.
The court's decision grimly spelled out the suffering of the people of Darfur, a history full of murder, torture, rape, pillage and deliberate attacks on civilians. Could the ICC's decision set a precedent?